Hydraulic dock levelers are designed for the most demanding applications with easy push-button convenience for smooth and consistent operation. NEX offers a hydraulic dock leveler to meet any of your dock equipment needs while providing low lifetime maintenance costs.
If your business involves shipping and receiving of goods, then you can easily benefit from installing dock levelers. Dock levelers have a large role in ensuring the safety, efficiency, and speed of loading and unloading. Whether your business deals with heavy or lighter goods, a dock leveler will make the work easier, efficient and safe.
What Type of Dock Leveler to Choose For Your Business
When deciding on the type of dock leveler, there are a few factors you need to consider. How many times a day the dock leveler is going to be used is important, as some levelers can handle heavier and more frequent loads better than others and are you planning to increase your volume of dock traffic as your business grows? You also have to take into account the weight of your cargo and of the forklift, to ensure you choose the correct dock leveler capacity. These are important factors to properly choose the right loading dock leveler for your facility. If you need assistance in choosing a dock leveler, NEX is always happy to help.
Light duty dock leveler
Light duty dock levelers are able to handle loads from 25,000 – 40,000 pounds (Dynamic load-weight). A small forklifts or order pickers are used to load and unload lighter cargo with these types of levelers. Light duty dock levelers can be mechanically hydraulically, or air operated.
Heavy duty dock leveler
Heavy duty dock leveler have load capacities ranging from 50,000 – 80,000 pounds and can be customized to suit larger capacities if required.These types of dock levelers are mainly operated hydraulically due to their weight.
Basic types of levelers
Edge of Dock levelers: These get installed on the edge of the concrete floor, at the door opening (no pit required). Good for lighter applications, with similar truck’ bed heights (within a couple of inches). This solution is very inexpensive but with limited flexibility.
Pit levelers: Great for applications with a wide variety of truck bed heights and heavier load capacities, etc. Dock levelers can be manufactured to suit existing pit sizes, as well as customized to suit various driveway grades and building projections, etc.